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Old 06-28-2016, 01:14 PM
Colophon Colophon is offline
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Originally Posted by Czarcasm View Post
Nothing was really "lost". The original data tapes of the TV broadcast were wiped, but the equipment to read that format doesn't exist any more. The TV broadcasts were produced by filming the monitor that displayed the images, and we still have all that footage, as well as the 16mm film footage and all the still photos.

In other words, we haven't lost anything, but we don't have the first-generation data that would probably have enabled us to see a better quality version of the TV pictures.

Now, we return you to your regularly scheduled discussion.